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General David Petraeus | Photo by Stacey Geiken
May 14, 2018
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Gen. David Petraeus: Four Tasks of a Strategic Leader

The American general discusses leadership, recognizing opportunity, and owning mistakes.

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Ginni Rometty | Photo by Javier Flores
April 23, 2018
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Ginni Rometty: How Purpose Helps Innovation

The IBM CEO explains why tech needs to do things that matter.

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A fan cheers his team from the crowds | Kevin Jairaj - USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
April 19, 2018
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Three Trends Shaping the Sports Industry

The annual Sports Innovation Conference brought athletes, owners, and technologists to Stanford GSB to talk about the future of the game.

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April 17, 2018
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Stephen Harper on America’s Immigration Problem, Free Trade, and Fighting Tough

The former Canadian prime minister takes a wide-lens view of world politics and his legacy.

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Young colleagues watching a presentation in a conference room | iStock/Alvarez
March 29, 2018
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Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.
Learn to build management teams, encourage professional development, and create a productive culture within your corporation or business.

Leadership in Focus is a large collection of short videos that bring to life real-world business challenges and spark lively discussions aimed at improving executive skills. Each short video is accompanied by teaching notes for added context, suggested discussion questions and role-playing ideas to help engage groups of managers in learning experiences of their own. Leaders may also experience the cases online with opportunities to calibrate their thinking for actionable insights.

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A women looks at her mobile phone in Zimbabwe. | Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
February 2, 2018
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The Rebel Behind Africa’s Telecom Revolution

How Strive Masiyiwa used street theater (and lawyers) to dominate a mobile marketplace.

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